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SpaceShipOne rocket plane climbs above Earth's atmosphere

...to Earth for an unpowered landing. SpaceShipOne pilot Mike Melvill was aiming to fly...speaking for the space station crew. SpaceShipOne and the exotic White Knight airplane...pair reached about 46,000 feet and SpaceShipOne was released. A moment later Melvill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/22/liv_419769.shtml
Life & style
SpaceShipOne rocket plane climbs above Earth's atmosphere

...to Earth for an unpowered landing. SpaceShipOne pilot Mike Melvill was aiming to fly...speaking for the space station crew. SpaceShipOne and the exotic White Knight airplane...pair reached about 46,000 feet and SpaceShipOne was released. A moment later Melvill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/22/liv_419825.shtml
Life & style
SpaceShipOne proving space tourism possible

...imaginations. The privately owned SpaceShipOne won the $10 million Ansari X Prize...they can go to orbit in their life," SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan told NBC's...the sponsorship weren't divulged. SpaceShipOne proved that privately funded spaceflight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/06/bus_430461.shtml
Business
After private rocket flight, is space tourism next?

...long way from regular space tourism. SpaceShipOne, designed by aviation pioneer Burt...tourism will be feasible anytime soon. SpaceShipOne was designed by one of two dozen teams...altitude of 62 miles twice in 14 days. SpaceShipOne's effort is bankrolled by billionaire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/23/liv_419874.shtml
Life & style
Journey to space wins $10 million

...over the Mojave Desert. From there, SpaceShipOne fired its engine and streaked skyward...considered the point where space begins. SpaceShipOne, with test pilot Brian Binnie at the...altitude was official and declared SpaceShipOne's team the winner. Chief judge Rick...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/05/nat_430406.shtml
National
Thrill-seekers can take zero-gravity ride

...sponsored the contest won on Oct. 4 by SpaceShipOne, the first privately financed manned...contrast, what was remarkable about SpaceShipOne was the height it reached - more than...is in the foreseeable future. After SpaceShipOne's successful flights, Richard Branson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/25/liv_432307.shtml
Life & style
Space-age program forming

...of Burt Rutans throughout the area and - eventually - beyond. Earlier this month, Mr. Rutan made history in designing SpaceShipOne, the first privately built aircraft successfully launched into space. Mr. Edwards said the milestone achievement is just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/23/met_432108.shtml
Metro
Another Lindbergh

...commercial air flight; Melvill pioneered commercial space travel. The 63-year-old Melvill's 62-mile-high flight on SpaceShipOne was historic because it showed that space travel is not the exclusive province of government, or governments - that there's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/25/edi_420099.shtml
Editorials
Space race heats up with unveiling of aircraft

...throngs of spectators gathered to witness SpaceShipOne capture the $10 million Ansari X Prize...Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen. SpaceShipOne ushered in a new space age dominated...Scaled Composites LLC to commercialize SpaceShipOne. Its successor, SpaceShipTwo, is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/27/bus_467119.shtml
Business
The race to blast tourists into space is on

...has partnered with Burt Rutan, whose SpaceShipOne in 2004 became the first private manned...tourists and two crew members. Like SpaceShipOne, it will be powered by a hybrid rocket...of the $10 million X Prize won by SpaceShipOne - to develop Russian-designed suborbital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/20/liv_71646.shtml
Life & style